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::: contrite - penitent; repentant; N. contrition
::: egregious - notorious; conspicuously bad or shocking
::: whimsy - whim; tendency to behave amusingly strangely; Ex. story full of whimsy
::: billowing - swelling out in waves; surging
::: ordination - ceremony conferring holy orders; ceremony of ordaining a priest
::: abhor - detest; hate
::: brand - trademark; mark burned on the hide of an animal; mark burned into the flesh of criminals; mark of disgrace; V: mark with a brand; give a lasting bad name; stigmatize; Ex. The press branded him a liar.
::: sextant - navigation tool used to determine a ship's latitude and longitude (by measuring the altitudes of stars)
::: alcove - nook; recess
::: factotum - handyman; person who does all kinds of work; CF. do everything